- Ipplepen Team
Animals in Distress
Helping pets in South Devon be rehomed, and picking up the pieces and give them the life they really deserve.
Animals in distress was formed in 1981 by Mrs. Georgina Lang, Mrs. Eileen Hunt and Mrs Muriel Sellick, who looked after dogs for people who were going into hospital. Their rescue work increased and a small office and shop were opened in a garage in Ellecombe Torquay.
Animals in distress rescue centre is a local animal welfare charity that cares and re-homes unwanted domestic animals. Animals come to the rescue centre for a variety of reasons, including bereavement, illness, breakdown of relationships, financial hardship, straying, cruelty, neglect or abandonment. The centre was opened in 1994 and over 600 animals have been re-homes each year. A major redevelopment of the site has been completed and the number of dogs and cats that can be accommodated has doubled. The new amenities including a 28- kennel block (including a preparation area and treatment room) with heated, spacious accommodation, a double-story cattery with comfortable pens and heated beds and also a new dog special care unit. The rabbit and guinea pig enclosure has also be redeveloped.
The Animals in Distress rescue centre is based in Ipplepen which is on the A381 halfway between Newton Abbot and Totnes.
Animals In Distress Rescue Centre, Edgelands Lane, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 5UF